President Goodluck Jonathan conceded his re-election bid Tuesday in Nigeria’s first ever peaceful democratic transition of power.
It’s a return to the familiar for Nigerians as a former military ruler wins the latest presidential election.
The election commission chairman and a former presidential appointee get remixed on Twitter.
President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly called challenger Muhammadu Buarhi to concede late Tuesday afternoon. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Nigeria.
A former top State Department official also suggested the final count may be vulnerable to cyberattack. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Nigeria.
Nigeria’s hotly contested election actually went pretty smoothly, despite what you may have heard. Jina Moore is in Abuja, Nigeria, for BuzzFeed News.
Civil society groups, local and international, are monitoring Nigeria’s presidential election. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore follows them through the day from Abuja.
Fuel shortages aren’t uncommon in Africa’s biggest economy. Then again, driving isn’t often an act of democracy.
Locals from Damasak reported that the militant Islamic group passed through town shortly after troops from Niger and Chad secured it. Group members killed 50 and kidnapped 400 to 500 women and children as they left.
Africa’s giant faces its tightest presidential election ever this weekend, and the two main candidates are hitting up the diaspora for supportive tweets, cash donations, and London rallies.
“Dozens” of women who’d been forced into marriages with Boko Haram fighters were murdered earlier this week, witnesses said. “They don’t want any infidel to…have access to them.” BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Nigeria.
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A year after Prince proposed private troops for Nigeria, the West African nation is now using mercenaries. Prince’s old firm, Blackwater, used to contract with the U.S. to protect convoys and officials, and train foreign armies — but caused controversy when its employees killed Iraqi civilians.
In the closing days of the election, President Jonathan’s campaign now wants to draw attention to his support for sweeping anti-LGBT legislation he signed into law.
The message, thought to be from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, was released on Saturday.
The suicide bombers struck three times in Maiduguri.
Gunmen abducted Phyllis Sortor from a school in Nigeria Feb. 23. She was released Friday.
With the presidential election a month away, Muhammadu Buhari has been in the U.K. for the past week but nobody really seems to agree on why.
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AKPD Message and Media worked for the challenger to Goodluck Jonathan after saying that the relationship had ended in March.
The presidential polls have been pushed back by six weeks because of security concerns as the army continues to fight Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.
The victims were shot or burned to death.
The explosion took place in the northeastern city of Gombe, killing at least three and injuring 18 people. It is the city’s second attack in three days.
“We have 12 men in custody, including the bride. We arrested them at the venue of a planned gay wedding,” an official told AFP.
Abubakar Shekau has said the group carried out the mass killings in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga.
About 30 hostages abducted by suspected members of the Nigerian Islamist group in a deadly cross border raid over the weekend were reportedly freed on Monday after a gun fight with military forces.